You've gotta love amazon

  • Monsta 9 Nov 2005 23:54:29 1,276 posts
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    I was going to buy a book for my young ladies birthday (which i just realised is on sunday) which see really wanted (along with a few other things). Unfortunately see's somewhere the other side of the atlantic.

    so buy book from amazon - 15
    Wrap it in nice paper and write card - time and 4ish
    Padded envelope to send it - 1
    Postage (and i'm not exagerating on this, i check for another package which was half the weight) - Min 18
    Chance of getting it there in time - not a snowball in hells chance.

    total 38 and hassle for present not being there on time

    Alternatively. Buy it from Amazon US
    Cost of book inluding postage, wrapping service and next day delivery 14

    First WTF on the difference in price on the book. It costs twice as much at amazon UK and its a book published in the UK.

    Secondly, what a fantastic service. Wrapped and delivered for 3. I'm going to use it for all my christmas presents
  • otto Moderator 28 May 2007 11:16:19 49,322 posts
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    Good old Amazon - closing down an independent bookshop near you. ;)

    Nah seriously, they're a boon. Especially if you want the ending of a book spoiled in the review.
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